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Women Against the Vote: Female Anti-Suffragism in BritainSuffrage Outside Suffragism: Women's Vote in Britain, 1880-1914

Jon Lawrence.

in The English Historical Review

February 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: British History; World History; European History; International History. 1484 words.

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The Aftermath of Suffrage: Women, Gender, and Politics in Britain, 1918-1945. Edited by Julie V. Gottlieb and Richard Toye.

Caitríona Beaumont.

in Twentieth Century British History

March 2015; p ublished online April 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945). 1036 words.

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Pankhurst, Emmeline (1858–1928)

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 446 words.

British feminist and leader of the militant campaign for women's suffrage in the years before World War I.

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Sophia Jex-Blake: Women and Higher Education in Nineteenth-Century Scotland

William W. J. Knox.

in Lives of Scottish Women

March 2006; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 12283 words.

Focusses on the role of Balfour in the struggle for the franchise in Britain and the women's suffrage movement in general.

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Actresses' Franchise League

Colin Chambers.

in The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 182 words.

A British all-woman suffrage society founded in 1908 that presented plays to further the cause of all women. The AFL

Fawcett, Dame Millicent Garrett (1847–1929)

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 354 words.

British feminist, who led the constitutional movement for women's suffrage. She was created a DBE in 1925.

Born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, the daughter of an East Anglian shipowner, ...

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National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (act. 1896–1918)

Sandra Stanley Holton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2008 .

Reference Entry. 2471 words.

National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (act. 1896–1918), is generally characterized as the ‘constitutional’ or ‘non-militant’ suffrage body at the forefront of the twentieth-century...

National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage (act. 1910–1918)

Julia Bush.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. 2404 words.

National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage (act. 1910–1918), was the main focus for organized anti-suffragism in Britain. Building on the efforts of its single-sex predecessors, the...

Suffrage, Sexuality, Citizenship

Julia Bush.

in Women Against the Vote

October 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 15874 words.

The internal problems of the NLOWS were linked to evolving gender beliefs as well as to contested organizational tactics. This chapter reviews various aspects of anti-suffrage gender...

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Actresses' Franchise League

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

A British all-woman suffrage society founded in 1908 that presented plays to further the cause of all women. The AFL provided entertainment for political meetings and had a play department...

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Wilkinson, Ellen

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft.

in A Dictionary of British History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 140 words.

(1891–1947).

One of Britain's best known and most successful female politicians. After completing a history degree at Manchester University, she became an organizer for the...

Homemade Jams & Militant Martyrs

Jill Rappoport.

in Giving Women

December 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 6112 words.

This book ends by showing how these traditions of gendered gifts and sacrifices finally promoted the fight for suffrage, which is typically discussed in terms of women’s arguments for equal...

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women's Suffrage

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History — Literature.

The right of women to take part in political life and to vote in an election. Women's suffrage was advocated by Mary Wollstonecraft in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), and...

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franchise

Overview page. Subjects: European History — History of the Americas.

The right to vote. Universal franchise is a modern phenomenon. In Britain, male franchise was extended in 1832, 1867, and 1884, and became universal in 1918; female franchise was granted in...

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Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Barbara Caine.

in Victorian Feminists

May 1993; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 17215 words.

This chapter examines the contribution of Millicent Garrett Fawcett to the feminist movement in Victorian England. Fawcett was the only Victorian feminist who lived to celebrate the...

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Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1847–1929)

British feminist, who led the constitutional movement for women's suffrage. She was created a DBE in 1925.

Born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, the daughter of an East...

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Women Against the Vote

Julia Bush.

October 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 352 pages.

This book provides the first full history of the female campaign against votes for women in late 19th- and early 20th-century Britain. By 1914, the National League for Opposing Woman...

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Introduction: the road east

Angela K. Smith.

in British Women of the Eastern Front

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 12875 words.

This opening chapter sets out the aims of the book within current fields of study, identifying its original contribution. It explores the historical, cultural and political context in which...

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Feminizing Church and State: Mission Christianity and Gender Politics, 1910–1928

Elizabeth E. Prevost.

in The Communion of Women

March 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 16239 words.

This chapter links mission Christianity to the more radical strains of the feminist movement in Britain, by showing how overseas evangelism worked to justify and to mobilize support for...

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Public Women, Social Inversion: The Women’s Suffrage Debates

Deborah Cohler.

in Citizen, Invert, Queer

August 2010; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality. 14958 words.

This chapter analyzes the rhetoric of debates over women’s suffrage from the 1890s through 1918, when some women were granted the parliamentary franchise in England. Shifts in women’s...

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